Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/12/03

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Subject: Re: New or Used M6
From: Mark Bergman <>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 1996 07:24:43 -0800

don Chattertn is advertising new M6 (refurbished ???) fresh from and
sealed from Wetzler for $2100

James J Dempsey wrote:
> > Know that I know that I'm going to bite the bullet and get an M6, I must
> > decided on a new or used one.  The current street price, less rebate, is
> > around $2195.00.  A used mint late model is around $1950.00.  Is the
> > passport worth it?  With what I know so far I think it is.  Is there a
> > particular version of the M6 that is better than others?
> I would think that for $200, the passport is easily worth it.
> However, I question your claim that a used mint late model is $1950.
> About a year ago I purchased (locally) a mint M6 for $1400 and a 35mm
> Summicron for $750.  It was indistinguishable from new as far as I am
> concerned.  Now you are talking about $800 difference in the price of
> the body between new and used.  I'm not sure the passport is worth
> $800.
> I bought mine privately through one of those newsprint want-ad rags.
> Keep your eyes open.
>                        --Jim Dempsey--